Would you believe it? After day-long sweltering heat, it started to rain a few minutes ago. I was up to get my medicine, and I heard the familiar but unwelcome sound of rain. The extremes in temperature (it must have been the mid-30s already the last few days, while in the car and in the office I would guess it’s the low 20s) had laid me low. Good thing I’ve discovered what Filipino Chinese (and broadcast journalists) have known for many years: the amazing Pei Pa Koa (“very popular for centuries because of its effectiveness and soothing taste”), which is now available even in candy (lozenge) form.